KitKat & Knock Code Now Hitting Canadian LG G2’s


LG is currently in the midst of rolling out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.2 KitKat over-the-air (OTA) update to all models of its flagship smartphone, the G2, currently located in Canada. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat and Knock Code to the handset, complete with the usual plethora of bug fixes, speed optimizations and stability improvements that we’ve grown to expect from any major software update.

“In addition to introducing new features, the KitKat OS upgrade for the G2 delivers a number of optimizations that enhance the entire mobile user experience. We trust that our customers will enjoy the differentiated value offered by our latest upgrade package,” says Ross Snow, vice-president of Mobile Communications, LG Canada.

Android 4.4.2 is a considerable upgrade from 4.3, packing a completely redesigned user interface, SMS message integration in the standard Hangouts application, Google Now on the home screen, Wi-Fi printing capabilities for HP ePrinters and Google Print customers, autocomplete for the traditional telephone dialer, Emoji integration for Google Keyboard, built-in word processing software and lots more.

The full changelog for this rather hefty 300MB update can be seen below:

  • Android 4.4.2 OS upgrade.
  • LG Knock Code.
  • Improved system performance.

For those unaware, Knock Code is a development from the incredibly-popular Knock On function that made its debut appearance last year, which enables users to power on their smartphone by simply tapping the screen in any one of 86,367 different combinations.

If you reside in Canada and own either an unlocked or carrier-branded variant of the LG G2, and have not yet received the OTA update, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade.